Spalding County officials announce actions taken in response to COVID-19

STAFF REPORT :::

The Spalding County Board of Commissioners has announced action and precautions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and say local officials are closely monitoring all federal, state and local public health announcements.

Out of an abundance of caution, Spalding County will be taking the following necessary precautions to ensure the health and well-being of staff and all those who reside, work or visit Spalding County.

The Spalding County Senior Center, Fairmont Community Center, City Park Community Center and the AMBUCS Community Center are closed to the public until further notice. Programs, events, classes and athletic events are cancelled until further notice. No reservations are currently being accepted for any indoor or outdoor venues. For additional information, please contact Leisure Services at 770.467.4750 or visit http://www.spaldingcounty.com.

Meals on Wheels for our seniors will continue, and a plan is being devised to provide congregate meals to senior who depend on the Senior Center for meals. For additional information regarding these services, please contact Senior Nutrition Program Manager Doris Carter at 77.467.4076.

Spalding County Superior Court, State Court, Public Defender’s Office and District Attorney’s Office will be closed to the public until April 14. Magistrate Court has cancelled all court calendars and is closed to the public until further notice. Probate Court is closed to the public until further notice. Juvenile Court cases have been continued and will be rescheduled. Emergency cases will be handled on an as needed basis. The Spalding County Clerk of Courts Office will be open, and no closure is anticipated at this time. For all court contact information, please visit https://www.spaldingcounty.com/judicial/court-directory/.

The Spalding County Tax Commissioner’s Office is closed to the public until further notice. There is a drop box in the lobby of the courthouse for payments of property tax or tag renewals. Additionally, completed Homestead Exemption applications may also be placed in the drop box or mailed to the office by April 1. For additional information, to pay taxes online or renew your tag, please visit the Spalding County Tax Commissioners website at https://www.spaldingcountytax.com/#/ or contact the office at 770.467.4360.

The State of Georgia Department of Corrections has directed there will be no visitation of the inmates at the Spalding County Correctional Institute. For additional information, please contact the Spalding County Correctional Institute at 770.467.4760.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all visitation at the Spalding County Jail and has implemented temporary changes to the way they respond to some non-emergency calls, calls for crimes that are not in progress or have already occurred and civil matters. For additional information, call the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770.467.4282. Updates from the Sheriff’s Office can be viewed at https://www.spaldingcounty.com/public-safety/sheriffs-department/

The Flint River Regional Library is closed to the public until further notice. Late fees have been suspended and library staff will be answering phone calls during normal business hours to answer questions, reset library card passwords and explain their online offerings. Notices will be posted on the library doors, website and social media. For additional information, please contact call 770.412.4770 or visit https://www.frrls.net/flint-river-slider/griffin-spalding-county-library.

The Spalding County Board of Elections has closed the Elections Office to the public until further notice. Staff will be available to answer questions by phone or email. Early voting was suspended by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary Election has been rescheduled to coincide with the May 19, 2020 General Primary Election. Early voting for the May 19, 2020 election will begin April 27 and run through May 15. For additional information, please call 770.467.4245 or visit https://www.spaldingcounty.com/department/elections-voter-registration/.

The Spalding County Fire Department will be limiting public access to the fire stations. If you have an emergency, please contact 911.

The Spalding County Courthouse Annex will remain open and conduct business as usual.

Spalding County authorities want to assure residents that officials are in constant contact with federal, state and local partners including the Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security and local and regional Department of Public Health representatives to ensure residents receive the most up-to-date news regarding the COVID-19 threat.

Comments

  1. Susie McCray says:

    Thank you 😊 Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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